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The Addiction Process: How We Get Addicted

25% 75% Stated peer pressure, social anxiety, bad marriages and fear as the major contributing factor. THE Described unhappy childhood, embattled family lives and intense job pressure. ADDICTION PROCESS: CIRCUMSTANTIAL USE EXPERIMENTAL USE HOW WE GET ADDICTED FOUR OUT OF TEN DEATHS ARE RELATED TO DRUG ABUSE Addictions cause neurotransmitter deficiencies and forces the brain to function without needed nutrients. 40 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER ANNUALLY FROM ILLNESSES OR INJURIES AS A RESULT OF DRUG ABUSE. THATS MORE THEN ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY WWI CASUAL USE DRUG & ALCOHOL USAGE in millions 0 5 10 15 20 25 2002 2003 2004 INTENSIVE USE 22.5 2005 2006 2007 2008 MILLION AMERICANS AGED 12 AND OLDER WERE CLASSIFIED AS SUBSTANCE ABUSE DEPENDENT. 2009 Both Alcohol & Illicit Drugs Illicit Drugs Only Alcohol Only PRE- RELAPSE CONTEMPLATION PERMANENT THE ADDICTION CYCLE EXIT COMPULSIVE USE NOILOV ADDICTION SYMPTOMS OF ADDICTION • Physical and psychological dependence • Physical and mental deterioration • Loss of control • Excessive and inappropriate use •Causes harm to self and others • Denial • Pre-occupation with getting and using •Good Intentions SOURCES INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY MSW PROGRAMS.COM DISCLAIMER: ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS INFOGRAPHIC HAS BEEN COMPILED TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY USING THE DATA AVAILABLE TO US. IF WE DO MAKE A MISTAKE (WHICH WE WILL BECAUSE WE'RE HUMAN) WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO UPDATE OUR FINDINGS. PREPARATION CONTEMPLATION MAINTANENCE

The Addiction Process: How We Get Addicted

shared by aleks on Jul 12
Many addictions plague our society these days, from drugs and nicotine to alcohol abuse. This infographic presents the numbers behind these addictive behaviors.




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